Iraq spent more than four billion dollars to buy U.S. arms

Iraq spent more than four billion dollars to buy U.S. arms

Published 03/09/2012 10:13 AM

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Despite grumbling Iraqi politicians regarding delayed arming U.S. for the Iraqi army but the report internationally showed that Iraq contract deals buy weapons from the United States worth more than four billion U.S. dollars.
says a report released Organization “Med” for the economies of the Middle East that Iraq came in fourth place after Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates and Israel in the volume of import of weapons in the Middle East for the period from 2008 to 2011.

The report shows Iraq’s dependence on exporters of the weapon the United States and Russia is primarily, where he held long positions of “the United States $ 4 billion and $ 800 million, with Russia worth $ 100 million.”
report shows that Saudi Arabia was at the summit, where imported the equivalent of 40% of the total arms exports in 2011, and was the customer the most important for the United States in the Gulf region, where imported $ $ 33.7 billion during the year, said a report issued by a research center U.S. that Saudi Arabia “was the largest buyer of arms in the world for the year 2011.
The report that the high tension in the Gulf because of Iran’s nuclear program was the engine of demand for weapons from the United States.
Source: altahreernews